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Botox Injections Toronto

Recovery & Results

Weakening of the injected muscles begins as soon as 24 hours after your Botox treatment. Most will start to see the effects of their Botox injection appointment to kick in within the first two weeks; lines will continue to fade as the final effects appear at the one month mark.

When treating hyperhidrosis, a reduction in sweating may begin as soon as the first day, with the full effect taking up to two weeks after the injections. If the desired effect is not achieved, additional treatment may be required.

Everyone's experience with neuoromodulators is different. Some people metabolize the treatment more quickly than others; some providers say that a neurotoxin treatment wears off more quickly in more active areas of the face, such as around the eyes. However, you can expect the results of your treatment sessions to last approximately three to four months.

Towards the end of this time window, the effects of the treatment gradually wear off, causing the treated area to regain movement. The procedure can be repeated as desired to reduce wrinkles and maintain your results. The makers of Botox recommend that you book your subsequent Botox injection appointments no sooner than every three months.

If you're hoping to achieve lasting correction of lines and wrinkles, you may be better suited to other procedures, such as ablative laser skin rejuvenation or even cosmetic surgery.

The results of a hyperhidrosis treatment can last longer than those of Botox Cosmetic. This injectable sweating treatment can last six to nine months, with approximately 35% of patients achieving a reduction of excessive sweating for over one year.

There is very little recovery time required for Botox or other neurotoxin treatments, and you can return to most day-to-day activities immediately. Just be sure to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area, excessive bending down (like you might when shoe shopping), strenuous physical exercise, or hot tub use on the day of treatment. These activities could cause the Botox to spread beyond the treatment area, creating undesirable results.

If you're concerned that people will notice you got Botox, consider booking your appointment on a Friday afternoon so you can recover over the weekend (though keep in mind that you don't really need any recovery time). You might see some redness at the injection site for a few hours post-treatment — they'll look like mosquito bites — but they fade quickly. You may also see some minor bruising or experience itching and discomfort at the injection site, which should resolve within one to two days.

Like all prescription treatments, an injectable wrinkle relaxer like Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport comes with some risks and side effects. The most common side effect after an appointment is bruising at the exact spot you got your injection. The risk of bruising increases when a patient is on blood thinning medications, including aspirin, ibuprofen, and even some supplements, like fish oil. If you're worried about bruising, you should also skip happy hour the night before your appointment — alcohol also thins the blood. Other common side effects include flu-like symptoms, headache, swelling and discomfort.

There are other potential complications that can occur after Botox, and while they are less common, they are severe. These can include eyelid drooping (ptosis) or difficulty closing the eye, muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, and botulism. Some people have even gone into anaphylactic shock post-Botox injection, which was triggered by an allergic reaction to the lidocaine that had been mixed with the Botox by a provider. (Botox treatments do not contain lidocaine.)

It's important to remember that the best way to reduce your risk of side effects or a poor outcome is by booking your procedure at a reputable cosmetic clinic. The best Botox clinics only hire qualified providers and medical injectable experts — such as licensed physicians or registered nurses — to perform a Botox injection series on their patients.

At Facet Dermatology in Toronto, our highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable dermatologist, Dr. Geeta Yadav, is the only person who provides Botox treatment to our patients. She has had extensive training to ensure the results of her Botox injections are both safe and natural-looking, and is well-equipped to treat patients in the rare case of an adverse event.

Don't cut corners or costs when looking for the best Botox clinic. If you're coming across Toronto Botox clinics that offer suspiciously low prices, be wary — that is a bad sign and they may be offering counterfeit product. Dr. Geeta Yadav uses Botox Cosmetic on her patients to deliver the high quality results of this trusted brand, as well as Xeomin and Dysport to provide an array of options.

Injectable wrinkle relaxers like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport and dermal fillers, including Belotero and Juvéderm, are both injectable treatments that can help improve the signs of aging. They are prescription treatments that should only be performed by experts, like registered nurses and physicians—and that's where the similarities end.

Botox works by using a purified form of botulinum toxin to target the muscles that create facial expressions, reducing their movement to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles. Dermal filler can help improve the appearance of deep folds, but they do so by adding volume beneath the skin.

Most injectable filler products use an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid. The sugar molecules in hyaluronic acid occur naturally in the body, but you're most likely familiar with the term from skincare. They draw in moisture and can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water, which creates a plumper, youthful appearance.

There are many unique dermal filler formulas available and they're offered in different densities, ranging from ultra firm to very soft, to create a variety of results. For example, thicker fillers can be used to mimic bone — when injected into the cheeks or chin, it can create contoured definition. Softer formulas can buff out nasolabial folds and smooth the look of acne scarring. But filler probably best known as the product used for temporary lip augmentation, also known as lip injections. The texture of fillers used in the lips (and undereye area, for that matter) are the thinnest of all.

Though the results of treatment with injectable filler aren't permanent, they last longer than those of a neurotoxin While neuromodulators tend to last around three or four months, filler can last up to two years. Once it's been absorbed by the body, the results fade away; you can book another injectable treatment with your provider to restore that lost volume.

Often, neurotoxin and dermal filler treatments are administered in the same appointment (some providers refer to this as a Soft Lift) for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. When injectable procedures are performed well, the results can be very dramatic while remaining quite natural, for a beautifully refreshed and youthful outcome.

To learn more about Toronto Botox treatments, dermal fillers, or other cosmetic injectable procedures, contact us at Facet Dermatology. Dr. Geeta Yadav looks forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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